TechSpin: What Now for Yahoo and Microsoft?

Dreyfuss, Joel
May 2008
Red Herring;5/4/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the decision of Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer not to raise his final $33-a-share offer for Yahoo or pursue a hostile takeover. According to the author, had Ballmer acquired Yahoo, Microsoft would have gained the 1.36 billion Internet searches conducted via Yahoo. The author states that cooperation with Google may be limited by anti-trust concerns. The author cites that Microsoft may redouble its efforts to break away from its proprietary vision to one that embraces the openness and agnosticism of the Web.


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